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2012/10/22

Hot-air Balloon Festival returns to the Alentejo

The 16th International Hot-air Balloon Festival will take place from 10-18 November in the town of Elvas (Alentejo region), recently classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In the event will feature more than 250 balloons from all over the world, including Brazil, Holland, France, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom.

On Saturday, the 10th of November, will take place the major highlight of this festival - The Night Glow (from 8-10pm) when over fifty hot-air balloons beam a light onto the ancient town walls of Elvas. 
The Hot-air Balloon Festival also includes a flypast over the towns of Alter do Chão on the 12th of November and Fronteira on the 15th of November.


More information about this Festival at https://www.facebook.com/16FestivalInternacionalBaloesDeArQuente

Source: Turismo do Alentejo

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